Neelofa’s mother, Datin Noor Kartini Noor Mohamed has lodged a police report following a staff member who had allegedly misused her Instagram account for personal use.
In a brief statement, Noor Kartini expressed her regret that such an incident had happened.
“I wish to address a post regarding the constitutional monarchy system of Malaysia in an IG Story that had been circulated.
“This happened as the result of a negligent staff member who had access to my IG account.
“The person, who is also a social media manager at Noor Khan International Sdn Bhd had accidentally uploaded content for an IG Story not realising that it was via my account, @noorkartini.
“I have already lodged a police report at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail Police Station with regards to this matter and will give my full cooperation,” she said in a news report yesterday.
Noor Kartini also apologised to the entire royal family of Johor for the unfortunate misunderstanding.
She said: “Kepada Istana Negeri Johor terutamanya Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar dan seluruh ahli keluarga diraja, patik merafak sembah memohon maaf di atas kecuaian yang terjadi.”
Social media was abuzz on Sunday evening after people noticed that Noor Kartini’s Instagram had posted a Story of the Johor Ruler and a caption chastising him in relation to the Agong, the nationwide Emergency, and Covid-19 lockdowns.
The post was deleted minutes after it was uploaded but not before eagle-eyed social media users managed to take screenshots.
Noor Kartini’s social media manager Zulshafiqah Zulkafli then posted an Instagram statement in the wee hours of this morning to own up to the gaffe.
Zulshafiqah claimed that she did not write the caption in the Instagram Story and that it was merely a screenshot of someone else’s post, which she had reportedly saved for “reference.”
“The purpose of that screenshot was only for my own reference and I had no intention of posting it on Datin Noor Kartini’s Instagram or my personal Instagram page.
“I also want to clarify that the photo and original caption that was posted was not written by me or Datin Noor Kartini,” she wrote.